Quoting Quiverfull: Demons Get To Wreck Your Car If You Watch Porn?

Quoting Quiverfull: Demons Get To Wreck Your Car If You Watch Porn? March 11, 2014

by Pat Robertson from The 700 Club – The Raw Story: Demons Get Permission To Wreck Your Car From X-rated Movies

Televangelist Pat Robertson warned a viewer on Tuesday that watching horror entertainment shows like The Walking Dead or pornography could allow “demons” to wreck her car.

“I was watching a horror movie the other day of the recommendation of others,” a viewer explained in a letter to The 700 Club. “It was rather strange and awfully macabre. And then this past Sunday, I got into an accident leaving church.”

“Did watching that movie cause a curse — or the Lord’s protection to be lifted from me?” the viewer wondered. “Did I grieve the Holy Spirit by watching this series?”

The TV preacher pointed out that he doubted demons had caused the car crash in this case, but it was possible.

“A few years ago I heard about a teenage girl who was demon possessed, and people began to deal with the demon and try to cast it out,” he recalled. “And you know what the demon said? ‘I had permission.’ And the permission was granted when this child had gone to some double-X-rated movie, or whatever it was, and had allowed this thing to come into her.”

“I know this sounds kind of otherworldly, but that’s the way it is,” the televangelist insisted. “So, could it have happened to you? Yes. I don’t think it did, but could have.”

Robertson said that the demon could be “living around” the viewer, and that the solution was to command it to leave.

“I know that’s weird, but these things can happen,” he advised. “Some of these producers, who knows what things are into them. But you said macabre. It’s a good word for it.”

“I don’t think you’ve been demon possessed, I don’t think anything has happened to you. But nevertheless, declare victory and plead the blood of Jesus Christ over your life.”

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  • Allison the Great

    First of all that girl is either pranking Pat Robertson or she’s the most naive idiot I’ve ever heard of. She’s the type of person that would say something like “They were making babies and one of the babies looked at me” like Ralphie from The Simpsons.

    Second, it’s time for Pat to eat some tapioca pudding, watch a Jag marathon and take a nap. He doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Weird old fart.

    I watch scary movies, read zombie books and you name it. Never had a wreck because of it. God’s not like those idiots that you see all the time on Right Wing Watch. He’s not going to punish you for what you watch on TV or anything that trivial by making you have a car wreck.

  • lodrelhai

    I would hope the girl is trolling him, but I would not be surprised at naivety. My mother is nearly 70 and still tells me sometimes she thinks negative incident X happened because of negative thought Y she had two days ago. I’d worry it was some form of Alzheimer’s or dementia, except she’s been telling me stuff like this since I was a teenager.

  • newcomer

    Erm, does anyone else find it…interesting that so many Christians are so squicked out by popular fiction with macabre subject matter while worshiping an undead iteration of their deity, and using as their symbol the implement of torture that he was put to death on? No to mention all of the ‘being washed in the blood’ language, and/or symbolically partaking of his blood and flesh (depending on sect)? ..And basically everything in the Old Testament, and Revelations, and and and. Just, yeah, as an outsider, I find all of that to be a lot more strange and macabre than a bunch of actors running around in special effects makeup, no matter how grotesque the storyline.

  • Nea

    If porn caused car wrecks later, the highways would be shutting down for accidents every 15 minutes.

  • SAO

    Oh, how I wish I knew the rest of the story! When the demon pointed out he had permission, did the exorcists say, “Sorry” and back away? Did they ask to see the signed permission slip? Inquiring minds need to know!

  • Nightshade

    That long between accidents? As porn-saturated as (the fundies think) this world is the roads would be completely impassable 24/7.

  • Trollface McGee

    As a defence lawyer who does a lot of traffic cases, I love this. “No your honour, my client was totally a good driver, the fact that his traffic record is 40 pages long is simply a result of demons interfering with his driving. I move for an immediate judgement of aquittal. My client is simply a victim of evil porn-demons.”

  • Edie Moore McGee

    Having grown up in the cult of Pat Robertson, I don’t think she was pranking him at all. What some people believe would blow you away. I heard my mother say many things like that when she was alive.

  • Joy

    Am I the only person that has friends that are both Christians and Walking Dead fans?

  • $20826157

    Wouldn’t most of the porn demon related traffic accidents by fundies, anyway?

  • Bigvision121

    I love the Walking Dead and I think the show has a lot of good values if one can look past the gore.

  • Astrin Ymris

    The Fundgelicals don’t regard such people as TRUE Christians. Fundgelicals own the word “Christian” like they own the word “marriage”, and are the final arbitrators of who is worthy of either term.

    Well, in their own minds, anyway. They’re quite miffed that SCOTUS doesn’t recognize their claim.

  • Guest

    I didn’t grow up with that sort of thinking, but I was quite immersed in it for a few years. All that “praying the blood of Jesus” always seemed weird. There were people who prayed it over their families (yuck!) and even their wallets and bank accounts.
    The belief in demons… well, I sort-of believe in them, but not exactly the way Pat and this woman are talking about. It seems a bit far-fetched to attribute an accident to a demon because you watched a horror film the night before. This sort of belief is superstitious and irresponsible, like blaming demons for cussing on Sunday morning because you can’t find a matching pair of socks. We’re human. Blame your bad temper or lack of attention, the other driver, whatever.
    There’s that expression “fighting your demons”, that I’m sure isn’t usually meant literally, but I think for some people it is more true. They are literally fighting demons.

  • texcee

    Only if she was watching porn WHILE she was driving her car.

  • Trollface McGee

    They’re squicked out by the sex. The violence and undead are just peachy, the more the better. I swear, every time they come out with a new crucifixion movie, the Jesus dying scene gets more and more drawn out with more torture implements and blood.

  • Trollface McGee

    I hope she’s trolling. I’ve enjoyed Pat’s Q&A series for years (luckily his show seems to be on in every time slot) people writing to an octogenarian law school dropout about advice on anything from their health to their finances to whether their toaster is possessed by demons (yes, yes it is.)

  • Jewel

    I had never even heard about demons (other than what is portrayed in horror movies) before I was exposed to fundie evangelical teaching. Once I was though, I sure had trouble sleeping and plenty of nightmares! Funny how watching horror movies never gave me any problems, but fundie teaching about demons and hell sure did.

  • Laura Turner

    “Weird old fart.” That made me belly laugh and almost roll out of bed! Perfect name for good ole Pat!

  • Lana

    You are able to find the craziest quotes!